When is the Right Time in Teaching to…?

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In This Post: Deciding when you should, and shouldn’t, discuss controversial topics with students. Is it ever the right time for test prep? Putting on your #GritBritches and sticking your neck out for awesomeness! When is the right time to…? Such an ever-present question, right? Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Is now a good time to discuss ____?” or … Read More

16: You are enough. – Chuck Poole shares stories from his 19 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and mentor.

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Episode 16 - Teach Better Talk Podcast

Middle school language arts teach, and founder of Teachonomy, Chuck poole, shares stories from his 19 years of experience. Chuck talks about how a failure as a coach lead him to make invaluable changes in his classroom, instilling a mindset of family and allowing his students to take ownership of their learning. Most importantly, Chuck reminds us all that we … Read More

Let Spoken Word Transform Your Poetry Unit!

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Let Spoken Word Transform Your Poetry Unit

Don’t Fear the Poetry Unit. I don’t know about you, but the loudest collective groan to ricochet off the four walls of my classroom occurs the moment I announce the start of our poetry unit. Without fail, students go into panic mode. They offer to do double the homework for a month if we could just read another novel. I … Read More

Teaching: The Call Worth Heeding

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TEACHING - The Call Worth Heeding

Truth be told, teaching was not my first career choice. What a long, strange trip it’s been. Back in the early 2000s, as a young college student in Boston, I set out to be, of all things, a politician. Yes, you read that correctly. When I decided to attend Suffolk University, a medium-sized institution in the heart of Beantown, I … Read More